The transferability of the low-cost model to long-haul airline operations

Francis, Graham and Dennis, Nigel and Ison, Stephen and Humphreys, Ian (2007) The transferability of the low-cost model to long-haul airline operations. Tourism Management, 28 (2). pp. 391-398. ISSN 0261-5177


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2006.04.014


Since their emergence in the US in the mid 1970's there has been significant growth in the low-cost airline sector but with a few notable exceptions low-cost airlines have operated on short-haul routes. This paper examines the extent to which the low-cost model is, or could be, applicable to long-haul operations and whether the recent emergence of long-haul low-cost carriers is a sustainable phenomenon. The authors explore the extent to which elements of the so-called low-cost model might be transferable to long-haul operations. The paper seeks to quantify the potential cost differentials that might be achievable on a long-haul service. The paper also speculates as to the development and sustainability of the low-cost long-haul operations.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Long-haul, low-cost carriers, airlines, costs, services
Research Community:University of Westminster > Architecture and the Built Environment, School of
ID Code:1898
Deposited On:07 Jun 2006
Last Modified:11 Aug 2010 15:30

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